Dublin has 1.2 million inhabitants, and it is a great city to visit and an even better city to learn English.
With 50% of its inhabitants aged under 25, it is a city overflowing with music, art, theatre, culture and fashion!“Friendly and Fun” are the words most visitors use to describe Dublin city, and our students always agree!
Learn English in the town of Joyce, Beckett and Wilde and make new friends on great nights out.
Dublin is the business, sporting, the literary and cultural capital of Ireland. It is a vibrant modern, busy, cosmopolitan city with a special ingredient at its heart – its people. Dubliners are warm and friendly that is very good at telling stories and eager to hear your story to Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature, is home to a wide range of galleries, museums, concert venues, theatres, cinemas, parks and gardens. In recent times, it is regarded as the tech capital of Europe because many of the top tech companies’ European Headquarters (Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Airbnb) is located in Dublin. There is even an area called Silicon Docks.
The city centre of Dublin is quite small and it very easy to get around. We always recommend walking, so you get to know the city, but there are lots of other ways to get around. The mountains and the sea are all close to the centre of the town and can be easily and quickly reached by car or by public transport.
Most popular tourist attractions and things to do in Dublin
- Archaeology Museum.
- Book of Kells & Old Library Exhibition.
- Botanic gardens.
- Chester Beatty museum.
- Christ Church Cathedral.
- Collins Barracks.
- Croke park.
- Dublin Castle.
- EPIC museum.
- GPO (General Post Office).
- Grafton Street.
- Guinness Storehouse.
- Ha’penny Bridge.
- Howth cliff’s walk.
- Hugh Lane Gallery.
- IMMA (Modern art museum).
- Jameson distillery.
- Jeanie Johnston boat.
- Kilmainham Gaol.
- Little Museum of Dublin.
- Malahide Castle.
- Merrion Square.
- National Gallery.
- National Museum.
- Natural History Museum.
- Phoenix Park.
- Dublin Zoo.
- Rock n Roll museum.
- Spire (O´connell Street).
- St Michans Church.
- St Patricks Cathedral.
- Stephen’s Green Park.
- Merrion square.
- Teeling whiskey distillery.
- Temple Bar.
- Trinity College.
- Walking Tour.
- Wax museum.
- Writers museum.
Most important events and festivals in Dublin
- Temple Bar TradFest - a week in January.
- Dublin International Film Festival, 2 weeks February and March.
- Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, a weekend in March.
- St Patrick’s day, 17th March.
- Darkness into light, a day in May annual. fundraising walk event.
- Docklands Maritime Festival, a weekend in May.
- Dublin Dance festival, a week in May.
- International Literature Festival Dublin, last week in May.
- Womens Mini Marathon, a race in June.
- Bloomsday Festival, a week in June.
- Convergence festival, 2 weeks last in may and first in June.
- Trinity Summer Series, last week in July.
- Vodafone Comedy Festival, last week in July.
- Bray Air Display, last weekend in July.
- Malahide Has It Festival, last weekend in July.
- Fringe Festival, a week in September.
- Dublin Fringe Festival, 2 weeks in September.
- Dublin City Liffey Swim, a day race in September.
- Dublin Marathon, end of October.
Most popular sights in Dublin.
- Dun Laoghaire.
- Howth – finishing village.
- Phoenix Park.
- Portmarnock beach.
- Stephens Green.
Why Dublin is the best city to live and study
- Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, is the best place to study English, with fifty per cent of its inhabitants under 25 years.
- If you are looking for a city full of music, art, theatre, culture and fashion, your destination is Dublin, home of writers such as James Joyce, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, today its famous inhabitants and natives include the singers Bono, Sinead O 'Connor and Hozier, as well as actors Saoirse Ronan and Colin Farrell.
- With its international and highly educated workforce, Dublin has been chosen by many multinational companies, particularly those based on the Internet, as the location of its European headquarters. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter have essential bases in the city that employ thousands of Internet professionals from Ireland and around the world.
- The city has a large number of museums, art galleries and historical sites, most of which offer free admission.